Photo of stock in a fenced dry area.

New tool revolutionising drought forecasts

“This tool enables us to give more frequent and district-level predictions of rainfall, dryness, and drought. Providing advanced warning of future dry spells will be invaluable.”
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Figure: Surface air temperature (deg. K) modelled in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica

Building software solutions for studying air–ice–ocean interactions

"We are very grateful to the NeSI team for helping us to automatically build our coupled model in a container, allowing us to be resilient and circumvent any platform changes/updates."
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View of the Earth from space, with a binary grid overlaid. Image by Yassay, Pixabay.

Improving the vector field representation in next generation climate simulations

"The benefits are of particular relevance to the regridding of atmospheric data on the globe."
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Footbridge damaged by flood, Te Auaunga creek walkway. Auckland 28 January 2023. Photo by Paul Left.

A scalable digital elevation builder for flood mapping

"NeSI is really the only platform for producing our hydrologic condition digital elevation models at the national scale."
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Photo of a riparian strip. Credit Dave Allen, NIWA.

Tools to better understand and address water quality issues

"The team at NeSI worked with us to provide a solution to achieve significant speed-up in legacy R- and FORTRAN-based code for catchment model runs."
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Photo of NIWA's Baring Head atmospheric station. Photo by Dave Allen, NIWA.

Automating workflows to help scientists address crucial carbon cycle questions

"The transformation of our CYLC setup into a fully automated and more flexible workflow has had a remarkable impact on our research processes."
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Mean distributions of biomass density of two tuna populations with contrasted life history and spatial dynamics, predicted by the reference SEAPODYM models.

Fishing for parallelisation strategies

"This work is the first phase of the SEAPODYM parallelization project, and given the very encouraging results and perspectives, I will be looking forward to continuing our collaboration."
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Model of temperature and wind in the Drygalski Ice Tongue region of Antarctica.

Automating workflow capabilities

"The workflow has enabled us to run long simulations without constant vigilance."
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Coastline view of the New Zealand town of Kaikoura. Image by alimison from Pixabay.

Understanding New Zealand’s ever-changing climate in an uncertain future

“We don’t know what is going to happen to New Zealand on a local scale with climate change unless we use high-resolution models. It shows you changes on a scale that actually affects you.”
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Screenshot of the simulation model Scion researchers are using to study wilding conifer seed dispersal.

War on wildings

"Building a scientific model/theory to solve complex real world problems is one thing but scaling it up to solve the problems in a timely manner and utilizing all the modern computational resources is another."
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